AFP © Enlarge photo Related Links : Pope may bring conclave election forward Pope Benedict XVI resigned after an internal investigation informed him about a web of blackmail, corruption and gay sex in the Vatican, Italian media reports say. Three cardinals were asked by Benedict to verify allegations of financial impropriety, cronyism and corruption … More Vatican scandal cited in Pope Resignation
What do you think the real issue with suggesting ‘You Need More Money’ is with religious people? Is it with the word ‘money’, or ‘more’, or ‘you need’? Here are a few questions for critics – those who oppose the notion of having enough finance to be able to meet the needs of our dependents, … More Do you need more money?
BOBBIE’S AND MY FINANCES… A LETTER FROM BRIAN HOUSTON Well, friend, you might need to get yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable to read this… Hillsong Church has always been about God and People. Every day we hear wonderful stories about how this church is directly impacting the lives of people both here … More Hillsong’s Brian Houston answers critics
From Michael Frosts facebook page: In a world where activities like shopping, watching television and attending to social media have become deeply ingrained habits that shape our consciousness, what alternative habits can we embrace that countermand them, to remind ourselves that life does not consist of consumption, entertainment and idle chit-chat alone? I’m giving up … More Shrove Tuesday (or Lent Eve?); Pope gives up being Pope and Michael Frost goes cold turkey on Social Media
Finger of God began as a short film about God’s miraculous power. I had no budget, no script, and no idea what this movie was ultimately going to look like. I teach storytelling and film at a University in Chicago, and here I was breaking all of my own rules. But that’s where I found … More The Finger of God; miracles, skepticism and faith
A New Age of Miracles Around the world, wherever churches are growing, reports of the miraculous are rampant. What do they mean? Tim Stafford The last time I saw Larry, I had recently interviewed one of the most compelling examples of the miraculous I have ever known. Jeff, a young man in my church, … More Miracles – Some say they happen all the time
Proving that Charismatic Gifts Have Ceased Sword & Trowel 2011, no 2 by Dr Peter Masters Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? Some say that the cessation of the gifts cannot be conclusively proved from Scripture. We believe, however, that the … More No Gifts Required Thankyou!
Growing Enthusiasm Blogs : Simply put, I’m just not sure. I’m not sure we’ve got it right. I’m not sure we’re describing it right. I’m not convinced. For the past few decades I have been part of the church family who rightly expects the Gifts of the Spirit to be exercised in church life … More When is a Word of Knowledge a Word of Knowledge?
Westboro Baptist church key member Megan Phelps-Roper leaves Thursday 7 February 2013 01.43 GMT ‘We’ve done things that hurt people’ says 27-year-old, who is leaving anti-gay organisation with her sister Grace The Westboro Baptist church is known for its inflammatory ‘God hates fags’ campaign. Photograph: Paul Connors/AP David Batty One of the most prominent … More God Loves Fags